Myer Strouse was born in Oberstrau, Bavaria, Germany to a Jewish family. Immigrated to the United States in 1832 with his father, who settled in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He attended private schools and edited the North American Farmer in Philadelphia from 1848 to 1852. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Pottsville.
Strouse was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1866. He resumed the practice of law, and was attorney and solicitor for the “Molly Maguires,” a secret organization in the mining regions of Pennsylvania, in 1876 and 1877. He died in Pottsville in 1878. Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Myer Strouse (id: S001026)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
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